Helga Guitton

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Helga Guitton
Born (1942-12-18) 18 December 1942 (age 71)
Königsberg, East Prussia
Occupation Disc Jockey, Television Presenter

Helga Guitton (born 18 December 1942) is a German radio and television presenter. She was a disc jockey and interviewer for RTL and was presenter of the 1973 Eurovision Song Contest.

Guitton worked for RTL from 1964 to 1994.[1] On Radio Luxemburg she co-hosted Tag Schatz, Tag Scherz with Jochen Pützenbacher, who later recalled that they worked so well together, there were rumours they were romantically involved. In 1983 she insisted on co-hosting a memorial programme for a colleague who had died of cancer, to give him moral support, but broke down crying.[1] She hosted the weekday evening programme Viva – die Lust, zu leben, which included quizzes and interviews as well as music. In the 1990s she worked for RTL plus, now RTL television; in 1988 she was engaged with Rainer Holbe to moderate a sexy interview show, "Kopfkissen-Gespräche bei Prominenten" (Pillow talk with VIPs);[2] she later called these "Liebe ist..." interviews her most successful and enjoyable work, while she called Radio Telex her greatest failure.[1] Her 1985 interview with a combative Klaus Kinski, who ate and drank throughout, only half an hour of which was broadcast, appears on the DVD Kinski Talks I, issued by WDR in 2010.[3][4]

On 7 April 1973, she was the presenter for the Eurovision Song Contest.[5]

After leaving broadcasting, Guitton became a style and behaviour coach.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hendrik Leuker, "Die deutschen Stimmen von Radio Luxemburg: Camillo Felgen, Jochen Pützenbacher und Helga Guitton", Radio-Kurier, August 2004 (German) (pdf).
  2. ^ "Blödeltalk und Sexy-Follies", Der Spiegel, 7 March 1988 (German)
  3. ^ Christoph Dallach, "Klaus-Kinski-DVD: Kugelblitz in Plauderlaune", Der Spiegel, 27 January 2011 (German)
  4. ^ "'Lass mich ausreden!'", Südwest Presse, 19 November 2010 (German)
  5. ^ "Previous Eurovision winners and UK entries", press release, BBC, 5 May 2005 (pdf)

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Preceded by
United Kingdom Moira Shearer
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
1973
Succeeded by
United Kingdom Katie Boyle